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7 Tips for Beautiful Lips

May 10th, 2014

Think of your lips as a sponge. When exposed to moisture, they absorb water and plump up. When dehydrated, they dry out and shrink.  And, because they’re always exposed, they’re prone to dehydration, particularly during the cold, windy winter months.

Our lips move flexibly, smiling, frowning, forming words, or puckering for a kiss. And they’re made of some of the thinnest layers of skin on our body, making them receptive to touch and sensation. That thinness makes our lips vulnerable to drying, chapping, and other surface changes.

Get Better-Looking Lips — Fast
With a little loving care, your lips can be perfect in no time. Just follow these seven steps — and then pucker up!

Take a water bottle with you wherever you go. Drinking enough water (the equivalent of at least 9 cups daily) will keep the body, skin and lips hydrated.

Lick the smacking habit. Licking your lips damages the protective barrier, which can dry out the lips. Instead, regularly apply lip balm.

Know thy balms. Look for hydrating ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, vitamin E and almond, jojoba or coconut oils. Good old petroleum jelly (think: Vaseline) works well too.

Plug in a humidifer. It can replace moisture in dry indoor air, keeping your lips (and your skin) hydrated.

Exfoliate when necessary. Lip exfoliators (products that contain fruit-acid-based alpha or beta hydroxy acids) slough off dead skin — much like the ones you’d use on your face.  If you have sensitive skin or your lips are severely chapped or cracked, use these products cautiously [no more than once weekly] as they do contain acids that can irritate skin.

Protect, protect, protect. Lips are susceptible to sunburn since they lack melanin, the pigment that helps shield skin from the sun. Apply a layer of a sun-protective product daily.

Don’t make matte forever. Matte lipsticks can be extremely drying (which helps these lipsticks stay put for so long). That’s why you should use them sparingly when your lips are extremely chapped. Instead, alternate use of them with hydrating lipsticks (as indicated by ingredients like vitamin E and/or glycerin) or add a layer of moisturizing lip balm underneath.

THE MINI LIP.

November 26th, 2010

Are you looking for an safe and easy way to naturally plump your lips? In the third episode of my vlog series of postings, I discuss our amazing mini lip injection procedure.
I have performed this safe and simple procedure over a thousand times, always using top quality hyaluronic fillers resulting in great success. Please learn more by watching the video or contact my office to book your consultation today.

Luscious Lips

August 9th, 2010

Dr. Lee Thompson Mini Lip Injection

Lips are very commonly volumized or plumped up with a variety of different dermal fillers.  One of the commonest and safest fillers used are the hyaluronic fillers.  These are natural substances that are actually long chain sugar molecules.  They are present throughout your body and provide volume to your skin and lubrication for your joints.  These fillers are sold in Canada under the brand names Restylane, Juvederm and Teosyal. The material is prepared as a clear gel.
Research has shown that many people were unhappy with lip injections and would be hesitant about having their lips done again.  The concerns were consistent – too painful, an overdone look and too costly.  A relatively new method of delivering these products and addressing the various concerns is the mini lip procedure.  It is quite simply the best way to provide people with a predictably comfortable experience.  Lips never look over done.
The mini lip injection is performed using a very fine needle.  Lips look instantly amazing and always appear natural.  I now use this lip procedure exclusively.  I have performed the procedure over a thousand times.  Lastly and very importantly the mini lip is affordable starting at $159.00 per mini.  The effects in most people seem to last between two and five months.